Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Halloween Bat Shaker Card
"The mathematical probability of a common cat doing exactly as it pleases is the one scientific absolute in the world."
-----------Lynn M. Osband
I am here with a fun Halloween shaker card. I made this awhile ago and thought I'd better get it posted before I have to wait until next year!!! EEEEK!!
I absolutely adore bats. They are my favorite Halloween motif along with pumpkins. I picked up this sweet little bat from the dollar rack at JoAnn's and heat embossed it up with a Serendipity trick-or-treat bag stamp.
I used a variety of dies for this card: Sizzix Scalloped Circles, Sizzix Fancy Labels, and Spellbiinders Heartfelt Creations Raindrops on Roses. I like the scroll work of the black die cut against the orange.....gives it a bit of a gothic feel, I think. I used some corner scissors for the black background panel.
In the above photo, you can see my sweet little bat swooping in to go trick-or-treating a bit better. I wasn't sure if the sequins would hang up on the scrollwork background, so I lined it with an additional piece of my ancient acetate that's been in my stash for years! That way the sequins are actually between two sheets of smooth acetate. Other supplies I used include: DCWV cardstocks and paper, orange Coredinations cardstock base.
TIP: When I heat embossed my bat image, I didn't get as complete of coverage as I wanted for a nice solid black bat. A black Sharpie marker came to the rescue. I just colored in the parts where needed. Even in the closeup, I don't think you can tell I fudged a little.
Hope you like my cute-style Halloween card. I have a spookier one coming up soon.......so waaaaaaatch out! Boo!!
Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Craft Spot by Kimberly Challenge #155 - Too Cute to Spook
2. DL.ART October Linky Challenge - Anything Goes
3. Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #32 - Anything Goes Shaker Cards
4. Sweet Stamp Challenge Blog - Halloween
5. Fussy and Fancy Challenge #25 - Orange and Black